Alabama's Economic Contribution to the Confederacy

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With a presentation and guided questions, help elementary historians understand the role Alabama played in the Confederate economy during the Civil War. The resource concludes with a newspaper article writing assessment.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Compare the city of Selma with the city of Tuscaloosa, another economic powerhouse during the Civil War
  • Serves as a good springboard to discuss current issues about Civil War monuments in Alabama and whether they should be removed
Classroom Considerations

  • If opening the presentation on Keynote instead of PowerPoint, there are a few minor spacing issues that can be easily fixed
Pros

  • Fascinating look at the war boats produced in Alabama
  • Plenty of historical images make the presentation more engaging
Cons

  • Lesson has a biased approach in presenting some of the facts. Review this before implementing